Physical Inactivity in the United States
Eighty percent of American adults do not meet the government's national physical activity recommendations for aerobic and muscle strengthening. Around 45 percent of adults are not sufficiently active to achieve health benefits. Around $117 billion in healthcare costs are associated with inadequate physical activity. Adults who are inactive pay $1,437 more per year in healthcare costs than physically active adults. Mississippi had the highest reported percentage of inactivity among adults at 36.8 percent.
Physical Inactivity by State,
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